Eugene Onegin in English
February 4, 2011 2:28 PM Subscribe
When discussing Eugene Onegin
, how do English speakers typically pronounce the protagonist's first name?
posted by mr_roboto to Writing & Language (17 answers total)
Eugene? Yevgeniy? Something else? Does it make a difference if they are referring to the title of the work or the name of the character? The book or the opera?
I'm not looking for the correct Russian pronunciation. I want to know how the name would typically be pronounced in an English-language conversation. Ideally, I'm thinking of a conversation between people who are quite familiar with Russian literature in translation but who do not speak Russian themselves.